Tag Archives: chocolate

birthday treats

I like to show my love with baked goods. For our first birthday weekend of the season, we started with some fluffy biscuits for breakfast.

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Next, we had some chocolate chip cookies for snacking.

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And then we had our showstopper, a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

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And now we need to stock up on Halloween candy.

chocolate peanut butter chip cookies

Sometimes I can have the strongest willpower ever. I can make dozens of cookies, and not eat even one (except for a bite of dough, for quality control purposes). Other times, I eat cookie dough by the spoonful, and its a miracle that there is anything left to bake. This was more of a lacking willpower moment, or, I was just providing really good quality control. But its chocolate and peanut butter, so I can’t really blame myself.

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chocolate chip and cherry cookies

If I am in the middle of a project, and it isn’t going well, I have a tendency to jump into a pit of despair pretty quickly. Yesterday I was on the edge of that pit, but then I thought to myself: hey, you are still good at making cookies. So make cookies is what I did.

Chocolate and cherry is a good combo for Valentine’s day, since cherries are red and feel more festive. I loosely followed this recipe, and without the annoying chilling the dough overnight part. These would be the kind of cookie you could package up and give out for happy heart day presents.cherrychocolatecookie2 

The cherry heart gift tags are a new creation of mine. You can find the kits in my shop!

baked brown butter donuts

Donuts are really an instant crowd pleaser. They look super impressive.

These are brown butter baked donuts using this recipe. Instead of sprinkles, these guys enjoyed a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips atop their chocolate glaze. Show stoppers.chocolate frosted donut chocolate frosted donut 2 chocolate frosted donut 3

PS- I tried to save one of them in a plastic baggy, but it like absorbed the glaze and got all drippy looking. So don’t do that.